Carl Brashear, 1st black Navy diver, dies

PORTSMOUTH, Va., July 27 (UPI) -- Carl Maxie Brashear, the Kentucky sharecropper's son who battled racism to become the U.S. Navy's first black diver, has died. Brashear, 75, succumbed to respiratory and heart failure on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Mo'Nique cast in first drama

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- The screenwriter for the upcoming film "Shadowboxer" reportedly removed his name from the script because comedian Mo'Nique was cast in it.

Murphy, Gooding and Newton in 'Norbit'

LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr., Eddie Griffin and Terry Crews have joined Eddie Murphy in the cast of the comedy "Norbit."

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2006, with 363 to follow.
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Cuba Gooding Jr. and wife expecting

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife, Sara, are expecting their third child.

Beyoncé up for 'Dreamgirls' lead

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Beyoncé Knowles is in talks to star in DreamWorks' movie adaptation of the Broadway hit "Dreamgirls," Daily Variety said Monday.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2005, with 363 to follow.
By United Press International

BAFTA to honor Helen Mirren

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film & Television Arts/Los Angeles will present actress Helen Mirren with one of its top honors this year, Daily Variety said Tuesday.

Roseanne embraces her 'inner cow'

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- Roseanne Barr says she embraced her "inner cow" when preparing to play a headstrong heifer in the new animated barnyard tale, "Home on the Range."

Vandross, 'Temptations' top Image Awards

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- R&B singer Luther Vandross and Cuba Gooding Jr.'s film "The Fighting Temptations" were the top winners at Saturday's NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

Faith Evans enters rehab after arrest

ATLANTA, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Singer Faith Evans and producer husband Todd Russaw have agreed to enter a drug program after their January arrest in Georgia for illegal drug possession.

Cuba: My faith gives me strength

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Cuba Gooding Jr. says that like the character he plays in the movie, "The Fighting Temptations," he finds strength and security in his faith.

Beyonce dresses down for film role

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Beyonce Knowles says she loved dressing down to play a southern gospel singer in the comedy "The Fighting Temptations."

Faith Evans in drug arrest

ATLANTA, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- R & B singer Faith Evans, once married to slain rapper Notorious B.I.G., has been arrested in Georgia on drug charges.

Cuba met real-life 'Radio'

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Cuba Gooding Jr. told reporters in New York recently he met the mentally handicapped man his character is based on in "Radio."
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Cuba Gooding
American actor Cuba Gooding Jr. attends "The Orange British Academy Film Awards"" at Royal Opera House in London on February 10, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

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